Entries Tagged as 'Other International Cities'

Five Dirty Bathrooms

November 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Look at the dirt and hair on the vanity counter. Then look at the shower floor. Yuk.

Let’s start with the mirror and the shower door, thank you.

Don’t let the tile pattern distract you from the soap scum and rust.

A good cleaning is needed here.

Dirty bathroom in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Their idea of “going Dutch” is different from ours.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other International Cities · Phoenix Homes

Attic Antics

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

You could easily convert this attic into living space. For owls, bats, and rats. [Vlissingen, The Netherlands]

And it has a second skylight!

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Tags: Attic · Fixer-Upper · Other International Cities · Roof

Stoned & High On Glue

October 1st, 2017 · 4 Comments

From the town of Roosendaal in the southern portion of The Netherlands…a home filled with glued-on stones. Enjoy the tour.

The owner decided to decorate the walls and surfaces with rocks and stones and pebbles.

Check out the bathroom.

Well, at least your guests can’t do lines of coke on the toilet tank lid.

The grotto.

The Scarface picture is a nice touch.

They started adding rocks to the ceiling.

There is unique art work throughout the house as well.

The main bedroom.

What imagination.

Such artistry.

Check out the leopard chair in the entry.

Where do you buy such stones in The Netherlands? Does Amazon Prime deliver there?

Stone-washed jeans in the laundry room?

If this home was in Phoenix, you would need a leaf blower to clear the dust away from the stones.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Entry · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Laundry Room · Living Room · Make It Stop · Other International Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Scandinavian & Baltic Homes

June 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

I returned recently from a trip to Scandinavia and the Baltics, visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania. I was on the lookout for ugly houses and found a few. Enjoy.

Oslo, Norway fixer-upper. Saw this gem while walking from the harbor to the Viking Ship Museum. The first step to home ownership in Norway is a doozie!

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Porvoo, Finland is the 2nd oldest city in Finland (going back to the 1400s). It is a really cute and charming city. 90% of the homes are painted in bright colors and well-maintained. Here are two that need some attention. The first one was built into the hillside. The paint color is a dreadful, blah color. Porvoo’s old church is right up the hill from this house.

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This Porvoo house would look really nice with a fresh coat of paint.

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I saw these next three homes on my walk to the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The first home could use a coat of fresh paint.

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Lots of potential with this Tallinn home.

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This Tallinn home has a modern design but the yellow and brown color combination saps the energy.

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This is the skinniest home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other International Cities

Clowning Around In Canada

May 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to two readers who sent this photos, M.L. and Jennifer. A house of clowns in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, not far from the town of Ontario. Enjoy!

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The sellers collected thousands of clowns.

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Everyone loves clowns.

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Especially buyers.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Other International Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Peeping Tom In Copenhagen

February 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments

If you rent this airbnb condo in Copenhagen, Denmark, be sure to close the curtains!

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There’s a neighborhood Peeping Tom!!!

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Tags: Other International Cities · People In Photos · Poor Photography

The Love Tub

January 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Romantic heart-shaped bathtub for two! Bring on the bubbles and the bubbly!

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These were sent from our reader Landon. This is from his 1983 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada home. The bathtub is surrounded by 8″ tile and smoked glass mirrors (typical of the 1980s). The house had seafoam green/blue carpet, mahogany wood trim, parquet wood flooring, and Zest-soap-colored countertops.

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Tags: 1980s · Bathroom · Other International Cities

Calgary Stampede

January 8th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Thanks to our reader Helen for sending us these photos of a Calgary, Alberta, Canada home. Helen is nervous about the antlers falling down on someone while they sleep.

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Perhaps this is the mother-in-law’s room? Sweet dreams, “Mom.”

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In this cowboy-inspired home, we’ll see several bedrooms and bathrooms. Here’s a cluttered bedroom/bathroom combo.

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Over the bathtub, it reads “Save a horse, ride a cowboy.”

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Another view of this bedroom.

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Another cluttered bathroom. With exposed vanity storage. A heated towel rack with towels missing. An exposed incandescent light bulb directly over the bathtub. And a thick wood frame over the sinks with no mirror. The frame reads “howdy.”

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This is embedded into the floor.

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This bathroom has two showers. So when the cowboys come home from a hard day of roping cattle, they can take showers at the same time and reach around for warm towels.

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Another cluttered bedroom with exposed ceiling.

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It has its own kitchen.

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Here’s another bathroom. A dustpan is available near the toilet.

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The shower looks like this.

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The bathroom is also the laundry room. The mirror is there so the cowboy can admire his hat while he pees.

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Here’s the main kitchen with a million bottles on the shelves. Looks like they spent big money to add Venetian plaster to the ceiling.

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What are all of those bottles? And why are the kitchen cabinet drawers and doors missing?

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Yes, that’s John Wayne on the back of the chair.

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Cluttered bonus room.

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More antlers and clutter.

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And we finish with another bathroom. Sure to upset 50% of buyers and please 50% of buyers, the toilet seat lid is completely removed. Yee haw!!

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Kitchen · Other International Cities · Safety Issue · Staging · Taxidermy

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Thank you to our international reader Jo for finding this home down under.  It’s from a house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  The owner loves cats!

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There are pictures of cats all over.

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Run out of wall space?  Hang them from the ceiling!

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And dolls too!

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Macramé plant hangings, more dolls, and bamboo wall hangings.

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Stepping back to see more of this room.

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Wind chimes and more in this room.

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The kitchen.

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More cats.

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Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other International Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Canadian Clutter

June 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Thank you to our reader Ryan who sent these photos of a Lower Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada home.  Lots to see here.

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Kitchen with fly strip.  Plus the owner and a dog.

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The dog is still there.  Now we see a cracked ceiling and a collection of plates.

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Kitchen.

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Canadians put stuff on their refrigerators too.  Look how high the clothes dryer is.  Another dog is leaving the room.

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Clutter on the left.  Scary stairs in the middle.  Animal fur on the right.

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Cluttered bedroom.

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Same bedroom, different view.

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Sweatshop?  There’s a bug zapper too.

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The seller feels an offer is looming.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Other International Cities · Pets · Refrigerator Magnets · Staging